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Principal Propulsion Engineer - 57308972 - AG

Job Code: 57308972
Job Location: Dulles, VA
Category: Hardware Engineer
Last Updated: 05/30/2017
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Job Description:
Role Description & Responsibilities:
Candidates who do not have liquid propulsion experience will not be considered. The Princ Propulsion Engineer will perform a wide range of duties associated with the specification, procurement, test, and delivery of related hardware for use on launch vehicle platforms. Candidate will be responsible for all aspects of product management, including resolving technical issues, scheduling of production and test activities, and working through potential conflicts with suppliers. In addition, candidate will maintain detailed records for each component type, which includes specifications, purchase orders, pedigrees, test results, key technical characteristics, and non-conformances.  
The ideal Candidate for this role will be one who is comfortable working on a variety of problems across a range of hardware subsystems. A Candidate will work as part of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) under the guidance of a Lead Engineer. As part of the IPT, the Candidate will need to be able to effectively communicate and interface with suppliers, other departments, and customers, both internal and external, to ensure the components meet the vehicle needs and requirements.
The Candidate will help research, design, test, and document various hardware systems. The Candidate will gather information for desired design and processing changes from various vendors and present them to management for approval. The Candidate will resolve non-conformances and implement corrective actions. The Candidate will be required to perform and publish analyses and waivers, by applying sound engineering principles and techniques. The Candidate will plan engineering activities, such as component tests and technical analyses to ensure the product meets specified requirements.
The Candidate will also be responsible for gathering, maintaining, formatting, compiling, assessing technical data, such as laboratory or material test results and engineering design changes. The Candidate will produce engineering documentation, reports, drawings, and presentations. The Candidate will write and implement Specification and other Requirements Documents, Statements of Work, Work Packages, and Test Reports. Create pedigrees, qualification matrices, as well as document any deficiencies to internal engineering standards. Perform post-flight data review including determining performance characteristics and document results for final post- flight reports.
The Candidate will be expected to be proactive in learning and becoming an expert in the design and performance characteristics of various hardware subsystems. Will be responsible for developing technical solutions for issues, communicating those solutions to appropriate Program and Division Management, and properly implement those solutions. Candidate will be expected to coordinate necessary subject matter expert support in the company as needed to achieve those necessary objectives.  
Based on specific stated objectives perform analysis, design, or test of one or more complex materials, structural components or functional systems of company products. Without detailed direction, study basic design concepts and criteria for assigned complex materials, components, or functional systems to ascertain the engineering principles involved and to adopt features from previously successful designs of a similar nature. With general direction, plan, prepare, and complete the design of assigned complex components and functional systems. Study the operation of systems, select major components to meet functional and operational design requirements. Direct the more detailed analysis and design and follow up to assure compliance with original philosophy and good engineering practices.
 
Requirements:
This opening is for an experienced Principal Propulsion Engineer who has experience working on, designing, evaluating and analyzing liquid propulsion systems.
 
For more information about this position, please contact the Entegee New Hope, MN office at 763-577-9000 or engineeringteam@entegee.com.
 
Please reference job # 57308972AG
 
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